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Five Hundred Ship Wrecks

Mauritania’s Nouadhibou Bay is home to some of the world’s last Monk Seals. It’s also the resting place of around 500 derelict ships; most of which have been abandoned and reported as sunk to insurance companies. The ships are gradually rusting away, polluting the surrounding ocean with diesel and oil, and creating a hazard for other ships.  Illegal immigrants from the Ivory Coast and Senegal try to salvage ship parts in order to build rafts on which they can sail to the Canary Islands; many perish in the attempt.

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